Friday, September 23, 2016

Updated Schedule for Sleuthfest on Saturday (SoS)


Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Venice, Florida. We’ve put together a crackerjack team that’ll launch your career into orbit. (Jupiter? Mars? The sky’s the limit!) But hurry because space is limited.

Where: Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia, 425 US Highway 41 Bypass N, Venice, FL 34285 (Room reservations 844-211-5710. Tell them you’re with MWA and get our special rate of $89.)

What: A full day of powerful sessions designed to accelerate your career as an author.

8 – 9:00 AM
                                               Check In
9 - 9:50 AM
Jim Born — How to write a novel basics. Part I
Gregg Brickman — EPublishing, Create Space
10 - 10:50 AM
Jim Born — How to write a novel basics. Part II
Gregg Brickman — EPublishing, Kindle
11 – 11:50 AM
David Hagberg — How the hell do fiction writers make a living? 
Amanda Leuck & Nicole Resciniti, Literary Agents — The Market Today & Tomorrow.
12:00 – 1 PM
                               Lunch (Furnished in hotel)
1 – 1:50 PM
Sharon Potts — What's the Point? Getting POV Right.
David Bishop — Marketing of Indie Published Books.
2 – 2:50 PM
Elizabeth Sims — How to Write a Mystery or Thriller that SELLS
Neil Plakcy — Social Media.
3 – 3:50 PM
Linda Hengerer — Research.
Joanne Sinchuk — The Book Biz
4 – 4:50 PM
Randy Rawls — Where Does Your Book Begin?
Vicki Landis — Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover.
5 - 6 PM
Lisa Black — Misconceptions about Police/Forensic Work.

Agent Appointments in the afternoon 10 minutes each.  $10 charge
Lunch and mid-afternoon snack are included in your SOS registration fee. Book signing to follow the event. (Consignments will be accepted. Sales will be handled by Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore.)

How much: $125 for members/$135 for non-members.

Are you in? Then join like-minded writers who want to feel the success of being an author! Sign up today at

For more information, contact Chapter President Randy Rawls (

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